Second breath Dortmund inadequate: late, stuffy victory for Man City

Manchester City was freed in the Champions League duel with Borussia Dortmund. After a tumultuous first half, The Citizens cherished a tight lead for a long time, got the equalizer around the ears in the final phase, but won in extremis by 2-1.
For rest there was more than enough to experience for both goals. Ederson Moraes kept Manchester City going after a chance for Jude Bellingham, Kevin De Bruyne was more successful across the street. The Belgian โ€” after losing the ball from Emre Can โ€” started the attack himself, got the ball back from Riyadh Mahrez and moved in the 1-0.

Aii! ๐Ÿ˜… Emre Can delivers the ball to the midfield in a childish way and City benefits optimally ๐Ÿ‘Œ The Bruyne leads into the fast-paced counterattack and is ultimately the end station, 1-0 City! ๐Ÿ’ฅ #ZiggoSport #UCL #MCIBVB pic.twitter.com/bbtqpdwJv2
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It remained there, thanks to the Romanian arbitration. The home team seemed to get a penalty after a crash by Rodri, but the VAR reversed Ovidiu Hategans decision. Shortly before rest, the same Hategan made a line by Bellinghams equator: the young Englishman seemed to trump Ederson regularly, but the Romanian leader had perceived an offense to the guests.
The second half of the Etihad Stadium was less fun, apart from opportunities for Erling Braut Haaland and Phil Foden on both sides. The match seemed to go out like a night candle, but Dortmund still struck in the final phase. Haaland took care of the splitting pass, Marco Reus made the crucial goal on foreign soil: 1-1.

Top scorer! ๐ŸŽฏ This time Haaland is declarant and Reus finisher. The German is now over Lewandowski as top scorer in the Champions League for Dortmund โšฝ But more importantly: Dortmund is back next to City ๐Ÿ™Œ #ZiggoSport #UCL #MCIBVB pic.twitter.com/xZMZeHe8bs
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Dortmund would therefore be in the advantage if it starts the return on Wednesday 14 April in its own house. Manchester City had the last word: old well-known Ilkay Gรผndogan delivered the assist and Phil Foden helped Manchester City to win a 2-1 victory just before time.

WOW! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ City puts things in order quickly ๐Ÿ‘ After a great crosspass from De Bruyne, its Phil Foden who still claims the full loot for The Citizens ๐Ÿคฉ #ZiggoSport #UCL #MCIBVB pic.twitter.com/C9x07LiuEx
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